Sour and Bitter Foods to Fight Sugar Cravings – Saturday Strategy
Welcome to another exciting Saturday Strategy!
At the end of this video, I’m giving away a Kuvings juicer to one (1) lucky winner who wrote a comment below on the blog last week. If you leave a comment, you’re going to be entered into our system to actually win a juicer for next week. We give away a juicer once a week. You are invited!
For this week, we’re going to tackle the idea of emotional health. Everyday, we encounter a lot of people who suffer from these emotional mood swings. We feel very balanced and stable at one point, and then the next day, we just suddenly wanted to lock ourselves up and isolate ourselves from people.
This psychological imbalance can be a nutritional deficiency caused by sugar. Imagine, for every molecule of sugar our bodies use 54 molecules of magnesium to process it. Insulin surges use up our zinc. Sugar also depletes magnesium, potassium and robs your bones of minerals in general. A high sugar diet results in increased losses of chromium through the urine.
Refined sugar stresses the pancreas and depletes the body’s supplies of chromium. A common symptom of chromium deficiency is sugar cravings. Satisfying these cravings further lowers chromium and increases cravings. What’s more, refined sugar depletes your body of all the B vitamins; it leaches calcium from your hair, bones, blood and teeth. As if that is not enough, sugar also affects your body’s digestion. It ferments in your stomach and stops the secretion of gastric juices, inhibiting the stomach’s ability to digest. Weight gain, mood swings and irritability are some of the side effects from consuming too much sugar.
Sugar plays a major role in altering one’s mood. Refined sugar has a chemical reaction on the brain by releasing serotonin – the ‘feel good’ hormone; this tricks the body into a temporary high, causing a rise in blood glucose levels. This ‘feel good’ lift is followed by the crash where you feel tired, irritable and even depressed.
Today, I’m going to teach you a ninja hack that will reverse the harmful effects of sugar into your body. It’s called ‘Eat bitter foods when you have sugar cravings‘.
What do we have in the recipe?
Among all the green vegetables, endive is one of the richest source of vitamin A. It is also a good source of vitamin C, calcium, chlorine, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur; and excellent provider of fiber and carotene.
With each leave containing only one calorie, endive is a delight to weight watchers.
Wash endive leaves thoroughly under running water to remove sand or dirt, especially if not organically grown. If necessary, soak in water with a small cap of cider vinegar and half a teaspoonful of salt to de-pesticide.
Endive leaves when cut, turns brown and loses its nutrients quickly, so cut just before consumption to keep them looking and tasting good.
Mustard greens are an excellent source of many vitamins including vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin C, and vitamin E. They are also an excellent source of the minerals copper, manganese and calcium. They are a very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B6, protein, vitamin B2, and iron as well as a good source of potassium, vitamin B1, magnesium, niacin, pantothenic acid, and folate.
Ginger is an effective body warmer. It acts against poor circulation and lower back pain. On an emotional level, it can act as a catalyst if you are procrastinating and lack the drive to take action. Studies have shown it can also ease muscle pain, eliminate inflammation, help with painful menstruation and migraines, and may even slow or kill ovarian and colon cancer cells.
Other therapeutic effects of ginger are on nausea and motion sickness, diabetes complications, arthritis, cold and flu.
Apples are nutritional powerhouses. They contain quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that protects brain cells from degeneration in rats and might do the same in humans. Eat the skin to get maximum disease-fighting compounds but the apples have to be properly washed.
Apples are loaded with soluble fiber, which slows the digestion of food and the entry of glucose into the bloodstream. One group of researchers discovered that women who ate at least one apple a day were 28 percent less likely to develop diabetes than those who ate none.
Most fruits cause your blood glucose levels to rise because they contain moderately high amounts of carbohydrates and fructose, a naturally occurring sugar. However, lemons, members of the citrus family, promote healthy blood glucose levels because they contain very few carbohydrates and little sugar but a lot of soluble fiber.
The health benefits of lime include weight loss, skin care, improved digestion, relief from constipation, eye care, and treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, urinary disorders, etc.
Another option that you have to employ the ‘yin-yang’ rule in fighting against sugar cravings is ‘Eating Sour Foods‘. Ultimately, some of the best choices that you have here are the following:
Sauerkraut combines the health benefits offered by all cruciferous vegetables (a category which includes cauliflowers and brussel sprouts as well as cabbage) with the probiotic advantages derived from the fermentation process. Cabbage contains natural isothiocyanate compounds (such as sulforaphane), which have cancer-fighting properties. And as long as you choose the unpasteurised sort, sauerkraut is teeming with beneficial lactobacillus bacteria – more than is in live yoghurt – which increase the healthy flora in the intestinal tract. This helps the immune system fight infection, and aids digestion, hence sauerkraut’s venerable reputation as a remedy for upset stomach and constipation.
Sauerkraut is a good source of Vitamin C, has cancer-fighting properties and is a traditional ulcer treatment.
Polish shops, some supermarkets and German discount chains sell 930g jars for about £1. Unpasteurised sauerkraut costs more, but can be made for pennies with just cabbage and salt.
Black olives offer an array of health benefits. They promote digestive and cardio-vascular health. They are rich in iron and Vitamin E. They also promote weight loss, cancer prevention, digestive tract health and eye health.
Green apple has long been recognized as one of the healthiest fruits. It is innately packed with a variety of essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, minerals and fibers. These are known to offer relief from digestive disorders and are also very effective in lowering blood cholesterol and BP, stabilizing blood sugar levels & improving appetite.
If you’re always craving for sugar, you’re not getting fulfilled in some way or in some aspects. This needs some self-meditation in order for you to be able to identify what you’re craving for in life. And then make that your starting point. Start filling in those gaps.
Sugar is not good for your body. Always think about how to cut off your consumption of sugar.
Here is the infographic for the juice recipe to fight off sugar cravings:
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